AMHERST, Mass. – The Saint Joseph’s field hockey team fell at 10th-ranked Massachusetts, 9-1, at Garber Field on Sunday afternoon.  Freshman Emily Nonnemacher scored her first career goal for the Hawks in the contest.

Massachusetts (12-4 overall, 3-0 Atlantic 10) took a 3-0 lead into halftime, getting goals from Hannah Prince, Nicole Miller, and Lindsay Bowman.

The Minutewomen extended the lead soon after the start of the second half and Charlotte Verelst netted back-to-back goals in the 36th and 38th minutes to push the margin to 5-0.  Brooke Sabia then scored consecutive goals of her own in the 41st and 54th minutes to make it a 7-0 game.

Nonnemacher got Saint Joseph’s (4-11 overall, 1-2 Atlantic 10) on the board, lofting the ball into the cage with 14 minutes to go in the game and notching her first career goal in the process.

Sabia and Molly MacDonnell added late goals for Massachusetts to close out the scoring.

Amelia Deibler made a career-best 12 saves in the game for the Hawks, while Sam Carlino made two for the Minutewomen.

Saint Joseph’s returns to Ellen Ryan Field for its final two home games of the season this week, with Saint Louis in town on Friday and Saint Francis (Pa.) visiting Hawk Hill on Sunday.

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